Enjoy the polluted ocean, Pacific Grove triathletes. Recent rain has washed more raccoon poop into the ocean. Please wash your hands before touching anything in town.
Cal Triathlon in Berkeley, sponsor of the event, noted that a swim clinic at Lovers Point was held Thursday and that the most recent water tests showed safe levels of bacteria.
Triathlon planners have said they intend to go ahead with events as planned. Planners told participants that they must make their own decision about swimming in the bay and that Cal Triathlon would not refund entry fees to those who choose not to swim in the event.